Beast of Burden

from by lyrids



You beast of burden, hillclimber Sisyphean,
cast aside your stone,
summit the peak of eternal light,
descend as a god then rise as a man.
Again and again put your shoulder to the stone
Again and again put your shoulder to the stone
With the sun in your eyes
and a life in your hands,
the weight you bear becomes your salvation,
a brief respite from eternal nothingness,
your earthly struggle is glorious.
To begin again is to never end.
To embrace the stone is to become the stone.

Neverending is the wheel we're trapped within.
An ongoing death, the sun rises and it sets.


from The Astronaut, released January 13, 2015



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Dan- Guitar, Vocals
Rick- Drums

Recording by Bryan C.

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